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Getting Back In the Sport. Need Advice

Postby s_melchi » December 17th, 2007, 2:59 pm

I have been away from the sport for about 5-6 years and I know a lot has changed with machines.

I am thinking about buying a 2006-2007 sled. Maybe a factory leftover still new.

Is there any machines that I need to stay away from. It looks like Polaris has had some issues of late. That used to be our machine of choice.

I really don't want any bashing per say. Just good educated and substantiated advice on brands and models to stay away from.

Probably looking for something in the 600 on up performance class. No long track.

Any advice would be helpful.

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Postby snoxraceteam » December 17th, 2007, 3:04 pm

Boy, you're asking for alot! Did you happen to notice the name of this board? Might be tough getting a straight answer on here. Oh and hide your animals! :)
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Postby s_melchi » December 17th, 2007, 3:07 pm

[quote=snoxraceteam]Boy, you're asking for alot! Did you happen to notice the name of this board? Might be tough getting a straight answer on here. Oh and hide your animals! :)[/quote]

Do you recommend a better spot on the forum to ask the same question?

We have two of these right now with M10 suspension.

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Postby mbenoy119 » December 17th, 2007, 3:08 pm

Other than the 900 Fusion from Polaris, I don't think there has been a complete failure from any of the big 4 over the last few years. I know that there are plenty of factory leftovers out there to be had and you can save thousands. I bought a leftover 06 last year and bought it for $3K less than MSRP.

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Postby RIGGS1 » December 17th, 2007, 3:12 pm

It would appear the SkiDoo's are what to buy the past couple years.
The 500cc's are actually the 600's and very affordable.
The 600's really zip for a 600 (so much so that the local dealer here hardly stocks the 800's)
The new new SkiDoo's even lighter than last year.
My brother inlaw got the 600 last March for $6K.
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Postby mach1mikeM1M » December 17th, 2007, 3:14 pm

Right now there are alot of choices for left overs.It all depends on how much you want to spend and what kind of sleds you are looking for and how much power?The bread and butter of the sled market is the 600 class engine with hp ranging from 110-125hp in that class. The SkiDoo 500ss and 600HO/600SDI are nice sleds as is the Arictic Cat f-6 and Polaris IQ 600 each would be a good choice and have nice suspensions.Yamaha Vector is in the same class with a 4 stroke motor.So really we need more info to help ya out.
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Postby Mainecat » December 17th, 2007, 3:15 pm

I would try em all out. It is a good time of year to do that. Buy what you like:)
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Postby 1999700XCM10 » December 17th, 2007, 3:18 pm

I dont see anything wrong with what you have now.
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Postby Icehole » December 17th, 2007, 3:19 pm

if you ride slow and can keep yerself amused fer hours cross stichin, spankin and doin crossword puzzles go wit a yam
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Postby s_melchi » December 17th, 2007, 3:21 pm

[quote=mach1mikeM1M]Right now there are alot of choices for left overs.It all depends on how much you want to spend and what kind of sleds you are looking for and how much power?The bread and butter of the sled market is the 600 class engine with hp ranging from 110-125hp in that class. The SkiDoo 500ss and 600HO/600SDI are nice sleds as is the Arictic Cat f-6 and Polaris IQ 600 each would be a good choice and have nice suspensions.Yamaha Vector is in the same class with a 4 stroke motor.So really we need more info to help ya out.[/quote]

The 600 class is probably all that I need. I have a family now and have calmed in my crazy ways of the past.

I am still a fairly "playful" rider. I like to open it up when I can. I always have studded tracks. The ride is probably #1 with power #2.

I like the styling of the new polaris's and the artic cats. I have a 2006 Polaris Fusion 600 HO PERC Reverse Red & Black book marked on Ebay right now. It only has 805 miles. And I also have a 2007 ARCTIC CAT F1000 F 1000 LXR with 302 miles with reverse and electric start bookmarked also. Although the 1000 is probably more than I need or want to spend.
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